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    September 18, 2010
    4:00 - 5:00pm PDT  

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inside a san francisco mosque. your healthcare bill may be going up. one of the largest insurers gets the okay to raise rates. and how to prevent a tragedy similar to the one in san bruno from happening. >> alan: abc-7 is live in san bruno where residents who lost nearly everything are getting one more chance to return to what's left of their homes. >> reporter: the two families returned for one last search to try to go through the rubble to find anything they may have missed before.
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for one family, the gray family it was a good day. >> neighbors got one last chance to try to find what is left of their belongings buried in the ashes. charlie and carolyn gray had the help of firefighters. >> three of them were searching through, and not in the safe or anything like that but she has her mother's rings and things like that. they found them. and found jewelry and stuff. >> needle in a haystack, and one said, here's the needle in the hay stack. >> reporter: many people lost important documents but the grays kept their wills, the deed to the house and other papers in a safe deposit box which somehow survived the intensity of the fire. preparing for a major disaster was the focus of this event, sponsored by san mateo county. families have come here to learn how to racket to an earthquake and other disasters. >> it's going to be coming out of the ground. >> everyone wanted to know how
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to turn the gas off in the case of an explosion like the one in san bruno, there are things one can do. >> you want to make sure you get out of the house, and make sure your neighbors get out and you want to have a place to call family member outside the area to let them know you're okay. if everybody in the family calls that person you don't have to worry about who is missing. >> that's what the grays did. >> we had our son in arizona as our contact person. and anyone could call there. >> the debris cleanup will again next week. the bay area air quality management district will install monitors to check what particles under the air. >> what's going to happen. sensing many things now. >> margaret was in her house when the explosion occurred last this. -- thursday she is having a hard time sleeping. >> my body is shaking. i'll be all right.
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lucky to be alive. >> reporter: the is where the american red cross is so helpful providing counseling for people like her. right now there are very few cases and what's happening right now at the red cross is that people have found a place to live and now they are assessing their situation and trying to find out what they need and they go back to the red cross. that's why they're open through the weekend from 9:00 to 6:00. so they're oral -- open tomorrow. 900 cherry street on the third floor. abc-7 news. >> alan: a san bruno resident who evacuated his home during the gas line explosion is now suing pg&e. steve dare wants the utility can company to turn over a $100 million recovery fund 0 for blast victims to a third party. that third party would handle the claims instead of pg&e. pg&e has not commented on the
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lawsuit. all week long, state and federal lawmakers have been pushing pg&e to release a list of the 100 most risky pipelines. now pg&e is expected to release that list monday. >> it's our responsibility to take care of all the risks in the city and be prepared for all of them. i feel like we do a good job doing that as good as we can be. we will look forward any additional information, and use that information to better prepare ourselves for the worst outcome. >> alan: pg&e has been reluck can't to release the list, citing national security concerns. they will appear at the council meeting on september 28th. a burned koran was discovered this week in san francisco. the muslim civil rights group care reports the holly -- --
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this is the first reported incident of a koran burning in the bay area. >> we have a habit of thinking of the bay area is a open and diverse and these things don't happen. we want to make sure people know they are happening so they're extra cautious and vigilant. >> alan: the incident is especially troubling following the florida pastor's threat to burn the cor -- koran. >> sarah shourd is on her way back to the united states. she thanks the leaders of oman who helped her be released. she was arrest while hawking along the iran-iraq border. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. the sweet smell of sandalwood. and the chance to stand by the ocean listening to the waves. >> alan: in her statement shourd calls for release of the two men she was hiking with,
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josh fattal and shane bauer. >> i ask you to please please extend your prayers to my fiancee, shane, and my friend josh. inshallah they will soon be free. >> alan: shourd is due to arrive in new york tomorrow. a news conference has been scheduled for noon pacific time. iran's president is also headed to new york for the united nations general assembly meeting next week. earlier today in tehran mahmoud ahmadinejad said he was hopeful the united states would release some of its iranian prisoners in exchange for share a shourd. abc news will air an exclusive interview this week of president mahmoud ahmadinejad. that will be right here on abc-7 at 8:00. today is election day in afghanistan. voter turnout was low because of
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the threat of violence in the country. we have this report from kabul on the real test that's just beginning. >> reporter: despite threats of death, 3.6 million afghans dipped their fingers in purple ink and braved voting. >> why did you vote? >> voting is our right he says, and members of par -- parliament provide a bridge between the government and the people. afghan officials had low expectations and labeled the day a success. but mocks of taliban violence and intimidation took their toll. turnout dropped 25% from last year and the violence continued today. during an interview in eastern afghanistan the -- they attacked a polling station. >> hundreds of thousands of security forces are trying to defend the vote. this is supposed to be an
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afghan-led day so the afghan national police are the first ring of security. behind them the afghan national army, and only then will international troops provide security support. in some ways the next step might be more difficult. counting and catching fraud. today afghan officials successfully captured thousands of fake voting carts, but allegations are cheating are expected to be rampant likely overwhelming a weak system. >> absolutely no question. counting is a much more difficult proposition. >> reporter: that count will determine whether afghans gain trust in their fraternal jim democracy or lose faith that their government represents them. abc news. kabul. >> alan: back home one of california's larger insurers has the go-ahead to raise rates. the department of insurance approved the rate hike for aetna.
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average premiums will go up 19%. the mask increase -- maximum increase would be 30%. blue shield and health net were allowed to go forward with similar raises. it affects 90% of policies. toyota reached a settlement with relatives of a family of people killed in an accident. three people were killed last year wherein their lexus sped out of control, launched off an embankment and burst into flames. investigators found a wrong size floor mat trapped the accelerator causing the car to speed as fast as 120 miles-per-hour. the terms of the settlement were not announced. the search for a wanted sex offender in the bay area.
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police need your help tracking down a female bank robber. an east bay resident behind the scenes of a place that few get to see. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. i know it's been humid and drizzly today, we have seen a little blue sky. last weekend of summer. showers arrive tomorrow. we take a look at the forecast. >> alan: later, [ horn honks indistinct conversations ] nobody does pan pasta like your mom. [ male announcer ] red baron pan pasta and pan pizza. delicious pastas and hearty sauces full of meat and covered with cheese. red baron. bring home that pizzeria taste.
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>> alan: police in oakland need your help tracking down a female bank robber. they released these images of the heist in the hopes that someone recognizes the woman. the robbery happened two weeks ago today at the bank of america. the robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash after
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handing a teller a note. a reaward is being offered. >> alfred was last known to be living in vallejo. he is 6'2" weighing 275-pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. he is believed to be driving a green ford f-150 pickup truck with alaska license plates. for the first time more than 500 people who live around the chevron refinery in richmond went inside the refinery for a tour today. chevron hosted the community tours to help education people about the refinery's operation safety features and environmental impact. >> growing up and being around refineries, i had a concern but this opportunity of the neighborhood here really helps you to understand what really
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is going on. and when you see the smoke coming out of the stack, it's steam not pollution. >> a lot of information really about the plant and the operation of the plant. >> alan: chevron said it opened its doors to the community to help demystify the refining process. >> leigh glaser here. pretty decent outside buts' rain on the way. >> leigh: the last full weekend of summer -- >> alan: if you want to call it summer. >> leigh: really. fall arrives on wednesday but the showers will be with us tomorrow. we have the giants and raiders so late look at the forecast. nice shot from the high high definition sutro cam and a lot of mist and drizzle especially at the coast and in the north bay. current readings, 68 in san francisco. a muggy day in and -- in
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antioch. 7 4. going with increasing clouds local drizzle overnight, and the showers will increase beginning in the north bay, spreading to the south bay by mid-day and then monday and tuesday and wednesday, look for a dry weather pattern. live doppler 7 hd not picking up any returns in the bay area. check out up along the north coast eureka, crescent city the rain heading down towards ukiah, and this is going to be moving into the north bay locations overnight, and definitely tomorrow morning temperatures we'll keep a mild mid-to-upper 50s to 60 degrees, and here's the setup. we had a warm front move through the morning, and that's why we have the mist and drizzle. the humidity level is very high. it's the tail end that will bring the best chance of seeing showers, and then tomorrow
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morning, 5:00 a.m., showers parading from north bay to the south bay, 8:00 a.m. we should see those spread toward the golden gate bridge, and if you're going to the giants' game or raiders' game at 1:00, you'll see this front starts to die off a little bit. so look for the showers to be ending as the games begin. just sprinkle or two. looks like most of this will be tomorrow morning. most of it will be in the north bay. the peninsula, east bay, and south bay maybe close to a trace in some locations. highs tomorrow, a little cooler than today. 73 for san jose. at the coast mid-60s half moon bay 64. 71 for redwood city. san francisco, 67. north bay, 78 for ukiah, 72 for napa. the clearing beginning in the north bay first. oakland tomorrow, 68. 72 for fremont. east bay inland, brentwood 76.
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a mixture of sun and clouds late in the day. 74 for concord. santa cruz 70 degrees and 75 for gilroy. the seven-day forecast. the showers tomorrow and then start to warm things up monday and tuesday. the last few days as we head into the spring -- i mean the summer season and look for fall towards the end of the week. >> alan: thank you leigh. on to mike shumann. i think last week when i said cal was locking strong i jinxed it. >> mike: you did. we'll blame it on you. cal got pistol whipped in reno as nevada knocked them off. the bears tried to match them touchdown for touchdown but ran %ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ%ñ
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at will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >> mike: the cal bears got ambushed by nevada and their pistol offense. the bears are the top ranked defense in the nation giving up 161 yards a game until last night with 498-yards. the nevada is first in thation with total offense averaging 565 yards through three games.
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the wolfpack are averaging more than 50 points a contest. the quarterback threw for two scores, rushed for 148 yards and three scores. this guy is a beast. >> he's been doing that so long. he understands the offense so well, and they do it with precision, and he reads it and pulls it out and makes things happen. he is a big, tall guy who can really run in the open field. >> mike: bears fall to 2-1. pac-10 washington against nebraska. third quarter huskies down 21 after play action. jake locker showing off the big arm. threw for just 71 yards two picks and that score. washington down 35-21. nebraska she best rushing team in the nation showing why. rushed for 383 yards on the day. nebraska rolls 56-21. big ten country usc visiting
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minnesota. third quarter trojans down 14-13 off the kickoff, robert woods from his own three. finds the seam and feeling the need for speed. the fastest player on the field and showed it right here. 97 yards. they never looked back. in the fourth matt barkley for six. 21 yards on the play. barkley threw two scores, usc runs away from minnesota 32-21. remember to join me and larry for after the game immediately following texas and texas tech right here on abc-7. they kick off at 5:00. the a's looking for their second straight win in minnesota. got shut down by the twins. got some offensive help. landon powell has liftup. oakland up 1-0. now in the sixth. game tied at 1.
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braden cooked by the long ball. three-one shot. in the 7th. a's try to answer. iowa muir a into center. davis first rbi today. it's 4-2. the a's wouldn't get any closer. the twins even this series with a 4-2 victory. take a tour around the nation and more college football action later in the newscast and i'm going to make alan wong to make a prediction so stick around for that. >> alan: wonder what i'll do. go horns. republicans square off at the value voters summit. and trying to reach 33 chilean miners. and friday night tragedy. a high school football player dies moments after throwing a touchdown pass.
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>> alan: spending their weekend in washington for the value voters summit. the conference is getting extra attention because of growing friction when the republican party and the tea party. >> reporter: there was an enormous show of fours -- force by the tea party in washington dc. the gathering heard from republican poll particulars like newt gingrich and michelle balk maune who called on the audience to embrace the tea party message. some poll particulars aren't -- politicians aren't happy. murkowski who was defeated by joe miller defiantly announced in november she will be a write-in candidate. >> they say this is a futile
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effort. well, perhaps it's one time that they met one republican woman who won't quit on alaska. >> reporter: those comments a subtle swipe at the former alaska governor sarah palin who has offered endorsements of several tea party candidates, including her opponent. on friday night palin praised nontraditional candidates for sending a message. >> we can't wait for 2012 to get our country back on the right track. we need to start now by electing strong leaders who aren't afraid to shake it up. >> reporter: one of those is christine o'donnell who defeated a g.o.p. establishment candidate in the dell -- deprimary -- delaware primary for the senate. >> they call is whacky. wingnuts. we call us "we the people."
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>> reporter: abc news washington. >> alan: pope benedict xvi visited london today where he apologized in person to five victims who were molested by priests. after mass at west -- westminster cathedral. the pope said they were investigating the incidents and acknowledged the shame and humiliation of the victims. >> i express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of this despicable crime. >> alan: thousands of people marched in central london today in protest of how the catholic church is handling the abuse scandal. they're demanding more accountability from the church. in kashmir today government troops opened fire on a funeral progression. three people were killed and 16 other injured. thousands of people dough identified a curfew to
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participate in the funeral of a teenage boy. police say they opened fire after mourners tried to set fire to a house. more than 100 people have died in widespread protests against indian rule since june. in chile, bore hole has finally reached 33 miners trapped below the earth. it still needs to be widens before the miners could squeeze through process that could take witnesses. >> reporter: mid-morning and a breakthrough in the rescue effort. >> communications started happening with the miners. they were a big part of that process. letting us know how far we were from them. they were able to pull the plug out and measure where our bit is. we can mark the point on the drill pipe, and then break through. >> reporter: u.s. based company
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and the drill bit that punched a 12-inch or 30-centimeter shift through almost half a mile of rock down to where the miners are trapped. the rig known as plan b is owned by a chilean company and is one of three trying to save the miners. it began drilling two weeks ago. >> we got a late start, and got down rather fast. >> reporter: the hardest job may still be to come. rescuers have to make the hole nearly twice as wide, big enough to bring the men back to the surface. >> the million dollar question is, how long is it going to take to widen the hole? >> how high is up? that's hard to predict. >> reporter: the mine minister said it could still take at least six weeks. >> you can imagine that we
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are -- this part, we are eating the central part of the doughnut which is smaller. and now we have to eat the whole part of the doughnut. so it's a lot of more we have to remove. >> reporter: it's far from clear that plan b will actually rescue the miners. over there, a little rig nobody as plan c. that in theory can drill faster than the other two options but it's unlikely to be fired up until probably monday. as the drills grind away families camp out at the mines and preparing a cookout for chile's independence day celebration this weekend. as for the trapped miners, treats and pastries sufficiented with meat onions onions and olives, barbecued steak underground too.
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the minister says he will make another barbecue depending on which team brings the miners back to earth. >> no matter which arrive first i will be very happy. >> cnn, san jose mines northern chile. >> alan: officials have one last test to conduct before declaring b.p.'s blownout well permanently dead. a drilling crew pumped 74 barrels of cement into the well on friday. later tonight crews will conduct a pressure test. if the cement plug holds the well bill -- well will be declared dead. it was the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. sill to come ruin any -- muni riders take advantage of a futurer -- computer g g g g g g g
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the exit sensors. there's no short-term fix. a new fare gate system will be installed next month. until then muni is posting more fare inspectors and police officers to catch cheats. it's a $75 fine. two-thirds of drivers crossing bay area bridges now you fast track. thousands more still pay cash and sometimes even drivers shelling out dollar bills get caught in the fast track system. here's one driver's predicament. >> scott hardly ever closes the bridges so he doesn't use fast track. so he pays crash when he crossed the car -- carquinez bridge. >> said paid and i just continued on. >> it was all very routine, except a couple weeks later he received this notice in the mail. claiming he whizzed through the toll plaza without paying.
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>> you must pay a toll now. >> what's going on? >> bridge cameras snapped the picture of his license plate. that's supposed to happen only if you don't pay. the notice said he owed a $5 toll and a $25 penalty. >> i called, and i'm like, this isn't correct. >> scott called fast track, and it said file an appeal, which he did. scott explained he paid the tolltaker. his wife was a witness in the passenger seat, and his snawrnl was a witness in the car behind. however, fast track didn't believe him. >> nope. we reviewed our documents and our data and you're still in violation. >> as a courtesy however, fast track would forego the penalty if he paid the toll. scott said that would have been easy but dedidn't like being called a toll evader when he wasn't. >> so i called "7 on your side." >> we con contacted fast tract.
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the said the system detected an invalid toll tag. but he doesn't have a toll tag and never did. so fast track dug deeper and here's what happened. the system was reading an invalid toll tag from the lane adjacent to scott's called a cross-read, rare glitch but it occurred 35 times on that bridge on that day. so fast track dropped the charge entirely. >> we have dismissed the violation. a little relief when we got this. thank you very much. you guys are wonderful. >> so how can you prove you paid cash if you're mistakenly labeled as a violator? fast track says get a pass and you won't have to worry. scott has a simpler solution. he asks for a receipt. 7 on your side. >> alan: he had just thrown a touchdown pass. moments later, he was dead.
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after the break the investigation into the death of a star high school quarterback. plus, why some people are showing sympathy for the man who threatened a busload full of students. yt>ñ>ñ>ñ>ñ>ñ>ñ ÷
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>> alan: a high school in texas is mourning the loss of its star quarterback who collapsed and died during last night's game. reggie garrett collapsed on the
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sidelines shortly after throwing his second touchdown pass of the game. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. no cause of death has been determined but coaches say it appears the 18-year-old senior had a seizure. >> not even thinking about the next game. i'm just -- i don't think anybody else is. >> a great kid. a great athlete. a lot you can say good about reggie. he was perfect. >> alan: players, coaches and fans prayed together on the field shortly after learning that garrett had died. reggie had a bright future and had been offered a scholarship to play football at iowa state university next year. the video of a dad in florida angrily confronting his daughter's bullies on a school bus has a lot of people talking. the majority of the viewers are showing sympathy for the father. we have this report. >> reporter: james jones stormed his daughter's school bus. out to confront her bullies. >> i'm going to [bleep] you up.
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this is my daughter. >> jones says the boys had been teasing hitting, even throwing condoms at his 11-year-old daughter who has sir -- cerebral palsy. the mad dad also threatened the driver. >> [bleep] you up. >> reporter: jones was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function. upon release, he stood by his actions. >> my daughter is not going to be beat up and touched and like what they done. >> reporter: jones' attorney says the father has no criminal record and that the bullying was so bad his daughter is on suicide watch. >> this is a new school for her just started middle school. it has been unrelenting torment. >> hundreds of "good morning america" viewers weighed in. the vast majority support this angry dad.
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>> thank god for awesome fathers like the one that defended his daughter, writes one viewer. you go dad, echos another. sad day when a parent standing up for his child is the one punished. but one says, sounds like he is the bully. shame on him. jones will have another opportunity to face his daughter's alleged tormentors. police say those seven graders would be heading to court if he decides to press charges. >> alan: in mexico at least seven people were killed by hurricane karl. the worst is over, but when car hit yesterday, it brought winds clocking 115-miles-an-hour. the northwest port city of vera cruz. a landslide killed two people and two others were swept away by rushing river waters. people in bermuda are bracing for hurricane igor. strong winds and heavy rains are expected in the next few days.
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leigh glaser back and we're going to have a little storm of our own but nothing compared to igor. >> leigh: a few showers. a nice shot from our camera in the hills there in san jose. blue sky. on the coast, mist and drizzle, breaks of sun and the clouds will be thickening up overnight. antioch you're at 7 4. 73 oakland. mountain view right now, 75. san jose 76. increasing clouds, keep the drizzle around the bay overnight tonight and then start to bring in the showers, especially tomorrow morning in the north bay, and the south bay by lunchtime and the live doppler 7 hd not picking up any he can coaz but look at fort bragg. carson city down to eureka ukiah, and this will slowly push
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shot -- south overnight, so we will keep the moisture affecting the bay area overnight. it was a muggy day, wasn't it? we will keep the muggy feel in the air tonight, with temperatures 50s across much of the bay area. near 60 degrees, mild towards antioch. you can see the cold front tapping interest the moisture back here. all of this moving towards the bay area. and as we take a look at our forecast, you see fog affecting the north bay tomorrow morning, and near the golden gate bridge, and then push on rather rapidly towards the east by 1:00, 2:00, 3:00. the raiders are playing, the giants are playing at 1:00, and looks like maybe a few little lingering sprinkles here and there but really much of this will actually -- actually should be out of here. how much will we receive in maybe a quarter inch in the north bay lesser amounts in the
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east bay and south bay because the front will fall apart. here's a look out our highs for sunday. in the 70s. 71 for mountain view. look for 64 for half moon bay. 69 for millbrae. a mild system so don't look for temperatures to drop off too much. 67 and afternoon clearing expected for san francisco. santa rosa, 73. 72 for napa. oakland 68. look for some afternoon mixture of sun and clouds as we get on the back side of the front. east bay protected inland locations, antioch 75. 76 for brentwood. walnut creek 73. this is the last full weekend of summer. fall arrives on wednesday night. a little after 8:00. and temperaturewise, we will look for clearing skies the next few days. after we get through this cold
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front. 70s, near 80 degrees as we head to thursday and friday. the light fall weekend. >> alan: for those who work and shop along the waterfront in jack london square in oakland change could be coming. a change involving coffee, and people don't like change witness e when it comes to their coffee. it also involves something else people are passionate about baseball. >> reporter: it seems to be in perpetual motion, produce row a place of import exports, tradition and histories. if you read the headlines it may be a neighborhood in transition. >> could i not see a ballpark here. that's my personal opinion. >> reporter: spoken like a man with 85 employees and legions of loyal customers. >> i'm willing to stand in line. this is not bad. even if they're ordering like five different coffee drinks i'm willing to stand in line.
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>> reporter: peerless coffee is a three generation family business. senior still works in the same office next to his wife, sonya and their kids work here, too from george jr., the president, to his sister, kristina who oversees finances and it was a using joe laugh -- screwing -- yugoslavian immigrant who founded this. >> how do you say peerless and. >> i don't know. >> the place is full of surprises. in the back sonya has asome belled an obscure but complete museum all about consecutive coffee stocked with items small and large. >> it's in minute 1922 condition. >> but it's interesting and sonya was coffee museum is on its own. there's another one, an active working museum, a few feet away. just like the rest of this
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neighborhood it's a busy place. making coffee begins with big bags from all around the world. they're stacked from floor to ceiling, in bins and barrels. this noise folgers or star -- starbucks. >> superb. >> it's specialty stuff, chock-full of family secrets. did you know that coffee beans need to cool completely within two minutes of roasting and then sealed in bags. that's why the have pressure valves. >> you have to have a way for the gases to leave the packages outside we would have blownup bagsed and beans everywhere. >> gist this backdrop the looming dilemma. the possible trade of beans for baseball. >> can a tradition move?
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>> i think a tradition can move. sure. just not easy. >> when they built this company they did it a taste at a time a generation at a time. they're living prove -- proof that in the coffee business, a family that cuts and works together stays together. but here? who knows. from oak leaned, wayne freedman, abc-7 news. >> alan: i think the cal bears needed a double shot of espresso. >> they did not win the jackpot in reno. they took it on the chin. the coach talked with me about the loss, and take a tour of other at will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa.
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negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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like mike -- >> mike: the cal bears got pistol whipped in reno. last night, the wolfpack gained 498 yards. this nevada offense is the first in the nation. 56 aorses a game. the wolfpack are averaging more than 50 points a con tax. the nevada quarterback threw for 81 yards and two scores and rushed for 148 yards and three scores. this guy is a beast.
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>> he has been doing that for a long time. he understands the offense so well. and does it with precision and he reads and it makes things happen. he is like a 4-5 guy. so a big-tall guy who can really run in the open field. >> mike: cal falls to 2-1. pac-10 action. washington against nebraska. third quarter, huskies down 21. jake locker showing off the big arm. 45 yards on the scorement locker threw for just 71 yards, two picks and this score. washington down 35-21. nebraska, the best rushing team in the nation. here why. roy on the edge. huskers rushed for 383 yards. nebraska rolls 66-21. usc visiting minnesota. third quarter. trojans down 14-1. off the golden gopher kickoff. woods from his own three. finds the seam and woods feeling the need for speed the
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fastest player on the field will not be touched. in the fourth, barkley for six. 21 yards, barkley threw for two scores usc runs away 32-21. >> it's always a party in wisconsin. the badgers hosting arizona state. third quarter game tied. john clay on third and one, first down and much more, 19 of his 123-yard on the ground. 20-13 wisconsin. four minutes to go in the fourth marshall punches it in from two yards out, 20-19. asu just needs the extra point. partially blocked. a heartbreaker for sun devil fans as they fall 20-19. >> from the pac-10 to the sec. arkansas and georgia. bull dawgs trail by 14. 18 to go. georgia ties the game. but 20 seconds left.
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the rest -- 40 yards for the game-winning score. arkansas knocks off georgia 31-4. ten tennessee and flar renewing their rivalry. third and goal brantley finds hammon, and florida pulls away to a 31-17 victory. >> remember to join me and larry after the game immediately following, texas and texas tech right here on abc-7. longhorns and red raiders kick off at 5:00. >> the a's shut down by the twins' pitcher kevin slowey. powell has liftoff. second home run of the year. oakland up 1-0. in the 6th. gate game tied at 1. a lens you smokes one to left. leaves in a hurry. three-run shot.
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twins up 4-1. in the 7th. a's trying to answer back. the gap in right center. double plates davis. it's 4-2 but a's wouldn't get my closer. davis grounds out to end it. at the twins with the victory. alan wang's texas longhorns on desk facing texas tech red raiders. trashing the news room earlier so i'm asking you pick a winner. >> alan: she has become -- been thinking about this all week long 0 we're playing you? they're not going to win. not a chance. sorry, michael crabtree. >> mike: that's yours, too. >> confidence. >> alan: destroy them. >> mike: come back at 11:00. >> alan: we'll find out. >> mike: first pick of the year. >> alan: that's it for abc-7 news.
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